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[audio]Report from Paris, Day 2 - Thomas Gideon
A better day with a few more impressions I forgot to share from my first day. Despite being at an all day meeting, I did get a chance to see and experience a bit more of the city with firmer plans to do so even more later in the week.
Keywords: roadtrip; work
Downloads: 45
[audio]TCLP 2011-10-30 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, Dennis Ritchie Day, John McCarthy passes away, and a quick review of "Children of the Sky" by Vernor Vinge, his sequel to "Fire Upon the Deep." This week's security alerts are using a smartphone as a keylogger and ASLR comes to Android 4.0. In this week's news, salted disks hold up to six times more data, Kinect turns any surface into an interactive touch screen, 18th century cipher cracked with the aid of machine transla...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,599
[audio]TCLP 2013-01-21 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I talked about an idea proposed by Marvin Ammori, Internet Freedom Day, met with no small success. As part of the celebration, Marvin also released a preview of his forthcoming book. This week's security alerts are Nokia found decrypting proxied web data and Mozilla's new security testing framework, Minion. In this week's news, Ubuntu for phones revealed, programming literacy done right, the future of programming, and fin...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,652
[audio]TCLP 2011-02-20 News - Thomas Gideon
This is news cast 236, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, some reflection on this coming con season as I missed Farpoint for the first time in several years due to a tight budget. I will also be missing Dragon*Con, as much as it pains me, as that was a contributing factor from last year leading into this year's resource crunch. I will be at Balticon and am looking at attending either Southeast Linux Fest or Ohio Linux Fest thanks to listener donations...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,840
[audio]TCLP 2011-06-30 Monologue: Hack Your World - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is flavor. The feature this week is a monologue, as suggested by Don, exploring the dictum with which I close every show: hack your world. I mention Oxblood Ruffin's recent interview in which he so well defines hacktivism. I mention the book my reaction against which set my on this larger course. View the detailed show notes online.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,753
[audio]TCLP 2013-02-18 How This Hacker Sees Hackers - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I include a quick review for a couple of gadgets I am trying in a laptop-less experiment: a mini keyboard and an external battery with a solar panel. The former was recommended in The Secret Lair's gift guide from last year. The hacker word of the week this week is frink. The feature this week is a contemplation of the definition of the term and experience of being a hacker...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,878
[audio]TCLP 2013-03-25 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Jonathan for inviting me to North East Linux Fest and all the friends, acquaintances and listeners I got to spend time with. In a Linux fest state of mind, I've been asked to let you all know the call for submissions is now open for Ohio Linux Fest. This week's security alerts are two new attacks on SSL/TLS and camouflaging links...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,508
[audio]TCLP 2011-11-27 Digital Scofflaws - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a conversation I had with my friend and friend of the podcast, Chris Miller, about digital scofflaws, inspired by Ken Burns' "Prohibition" documentary. View the detailed show notes online.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,860
[audio]TCLP 2012-07-17 Predictions from the 80s - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Apologies, again, for the delay. Hopefully the reasons for my late return home last night will be discussed on a future episode of my other podcast, the Living Proof brew cast. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a discussion of two books from the 1980s that both made some interesting predictions, some of which held up, others which did not, and the value the resides in them regardless of thei...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,548
[audio]TCLP 2010-01-27 The Hacker Hero - cmdln@thecommandline.net
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is eye candy. The feature this week is a monologue on the hacker hero in literature. I mention the myths of Enki and Prometheus. I refer to the Steampunk anthology and Paul diFilippo's Steampunk trilogy. I also cite the works of both Charlie Stross and Rudy Rucker. I even touch on Disney's Wall-E.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 417
[audio]TCLP 2013-06-24 Interview: Dr. Pamela Gay - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Dr. Pamela Gay, most recently of CosmoQuest. I invited her on to talk both about her adventures in crowd sourced citizen science and some of the technology focused aspects of her work. View the detailed show notes online.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,724
[audio]TCLP 2011-12-11 Live Interview with Cory Doctorow about "Context" - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is the recording of the live interview I conducted with Cory Doctorow at the New America Foundation (where I now work.) We talked mostly about his new essay collection, "Context" but as usual the conversation ranged widely from there, especially when we opened up to audience questions...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 6,158
[audio]TCLP 2010-10-13 Monologue: Switched Back - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, just a heads up that due to a volunteer commitment, there may not be a news show this weekend. The hacker word of the week this week is firefighting. The feature this week is a book end to my switching to Linux feature from back in June. I mention the tag I used on the blog to track my incremental progress. I also refer to one of my earliest rants, on the subject of geek fatigue...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,890
[audio]TCLP 2010-01-24 News - cmdln@thecommandline.net
This is news cast 204, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alert are an odd interaction between AT&T's mobile network and Facebook with some clarification and a seventeen year old Windows flaw. In this week's news CBS keeps some public domain videos locked away in its vault though the status of the video seems clear but the situation may have been exaggerated, another proposal to re-write HTTP, consequences of Google's map, reduce patent, and US secretary of state's spee...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 376
[audio]TCLP 2009-11-01 News - cmdln@thecommandline.net
This is news cast 195, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an experiment, playing some CC-licensed and interesting music instead of the usual theme music. This week's security alerts are executing attack code via the ldd utility and a former anti-virus research seemingly turning against the industry. In this week's news in search of a truly open smart phone, an open protocol for aggregating comments, industry releases its first open source voting system which includes all of th...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 290
[audio]TCLP 2012-04-02 Inner Chapter: Feeling Your Oats - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from Florian, who wrote in response to the episode about Andrea's Linux Switch and recommended Shotwell in Digikam doesn't work out, and Brendan who recommended the radio program and podcast, Spark from CBC in particular episode 174, and to share his own experiences support his family's use of Linux. The hacker word of the week this week is for values of...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,661
[audio]TCLP 2010-06-09 Free Yourself: Open Source Software for Everyday Use - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will save listener feedback for the next show. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is the second of two panel recordings I captured at Balticon 44. The panel was titled, "Free Yourself: Open Source Software for Everyday Use". My co-panelists were Brad Smith and none other than Eric Raymond...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 501
[audio]TCLP 2010-10-24 News - Thomas Gideon
This is news cast 228, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a quick review of the board game, Ra. This week's security alerts are new tactics attackers are using to evade network security and compromise turns security vendor's site into a malware hub. In this week's news Mozilla announces open web apps (which might take advantage of Prism) and experimental app store, breakthrough could eliminate need for computers to boot, how Allies used math against German tanks, and turning br...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,812
[audio]TCLP 2010-07-07 Will We Ever Have Effective Complex Privacy Controls? - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from quite a few folks. Matt wrote in about outliners, asking what I do in particular to bend vim to this task. I use a vimrc line like "autocmd BufEnter,BufNew *.notes set sw=4 ts=4 expandtab spell tw=0 foldmethod=indent smartindent". Colin posted a comment about AAC and chapter marks. John had a much more incisive comment on my switching to an open stack segment...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 507
[audio]TCLP 2011-10-02 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are smart meters reveal TV viewing habits and first solutions to new, critical SSL/TLS vulnerability. In this week's news, the troubled history of UNIVAC America's first commercial computer, how Microsoft might lock Linux of Windows 8 computers including Microsoft's own response to the suggestion, Dawkins' weasels beat British Museum monkeys at producing Shakespeare, and the future of the silicon chip...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,610
[audio]TCLP 2010-07-04 A Declaration of Independence for Cyberspace - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Rather than try to shoe horn a full news cast in, amongst the weekend's festivities, I figured I would share a reading of a piece inspired by the Holiday here in the US but more appropriate to an audience on the net: A Declaration of Independence for Cyberspace, original penned by John Perry Barlow in 1996. The music I used underneath it is track 34 from Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts, used under a CC BY-NC-SA license.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 530
[audio]TCLP 2011-03-31 Inner Chapter: Personal Growth - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is flamage. The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on personal growth inspired by my recent job change. The previous chapters on accomplishment, stretching yourself, and effecting change brush up against this topic. My career change was partly enabled by this Google talk with Vint Cerf and Chef Andres...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,819
[audio]TCLP 2013-01-14 No One Told You How Hard It Would Be - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This episode is a bit different, really all I could muster after a weekend coming to grips with the news that Aaron Swartz took his own life on Friday at the age of 26. Please understand that this is all a bit raw for me and I will be back next week with a normal episode. View the detailed show notes online.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,659
[audio]TCLP 2010-10-27 Interview: Rudy Rucker - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with one of my very favorite authors, Rudy Rucker. Rudy is also a mathematician and a computer scientist. It was "Spaceland" his notional sequel to "Flatland" that first got me interest in his work. I also was immensely intrigued by his non-fiction work, "The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul", which I've reviewed here previously...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 2,999
[audio]TCLP 2011-03-02 Inner Chapter: Health - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Vivid Muse (of Into the Blender and Girls Rules) for her generous donation. Listener feedback (the answers to which were long overdue) was from mettaben, bram, Craig, and Jed. The hacker word of the week this week is flag. The feature this week is a new Inner Chapter on certain aspects of health from a hackish point of view, in particular exercise and to a lesser extent diet...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,790
[audio]TCLP 2011-11-06 Rant: Copyright Is Becoming Toxic - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I gave another brief travel update as I am leaving right after releasing this episode for Brussels to participate in the EU Hackathon. I have booked my travel to Paris for the first full week of December. Speaking of events, Cory will be in DC November 22nd and I will be interviewing him at a live book event followed by Q&A...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,873
[audio]PRP 2013-06-18 Letter Arguing Against a Salary for the Executive - Benjamin Franklin
This is a feature cast, an episode of Poor Richard's Podcast. In this episode, as promised, I share a letter I submitted to the Great Philadelphia Convention stating my case for why our duly elective executive should not receive a salary.
Keywords: tweetthedebates; special episode; feature; podcast
Downloads: 1,528
[audio]TCLP 2011-07-06 Interview: Thomas Gideon - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is what I thought might be a delightful surprise, where a frequent guest of the podcast over these past six years interviews me in honor of my recent podcast anniversary. In the interview, Data General's mini-computers figured prominently in my early memories. In discussion of adversity and its role in pedagogy, I refer to Spolsky's Law of Leaky Abstraction...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 5,021
[audio]TCLP 2011-01-12 Interview: Gabriella Coleman - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is an interview I conducted with Gabriella Coleman. I was introduced to her work through her writings at The Atlantic. She mentions Malcom Gladwell's criticism of online activism and Indy Media. The main reason I invited her on was her critique of Bruce Sterling's The Blast Shack...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 4,002
[audio]TCLP 2011-01-05 Monologue: Confessions of an Autodidact - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Terry and Robert for their generous donations over the hiatus. In the intro, I also attend to some other matters relating to the financial support of the podcast. Here is the article by Audrey Waters at ReadWriteWeb that I mentioned about flattr's new direction donations. Listener feed back this week was about my interview with Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs and cchits.net...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 2,053
[audio]TCLP 2012-05-14 How This Hacker Sees Public Policy - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will not be headed to OSCon in July after all but will be keeping my other event and travel commitments for the rest of this month, and June. The hacker word of the week this week is fork. The feature this week is another monologue trying to bring to the surface my hackish assumptions, this time on how I see public policy, especially my own experiences in cultivating a second career recently in this space...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 3,233
[audio]TCLP 2011-02-02 Wiki X DC - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback is from John, Charles and Mike in response to my rant on the pseudocommons. John framed his question on his blog. Charles and Mike contributed their thoughts in the comment thread for the episode. Charles also commented on my interview with Gabriella Coleman, to which she replied with some excellent sources for further reading...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,127
[audio]TCLP 2011-01-09 News - Thomas Gideon
This is news cast 233, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are security tool uncovers multiple bugs in every browser and security hole in VLC media player. In this week's news, in a project reminiscent of RAMP and Intel's CPU+FPGA researchers claim to have squeezed 1000 cores on a chip, Intel announces CPU+GPU with DRM support which may raise antitrust concerns despite the vendor's claims it isn't meant to be used for DRM, Dave Winer's latest attempt to re-invent ...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,974
[audio]TCLP 2010-10-06 Monologue: The Singularity - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on last month's finances for the podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is firebottle. The feature this week is a monologue on an idea I find fascinating and yet at the same time of which I am skeptical, the technological singularity. In the feature I mention the history of the idea, the Omega Point, "Accelerando" by Charlie Stross, True Names by Cory Doctorow and Ben Rosenbaum, the Ware Tetralogy by ...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,940
[audio]TCLP 2011-07-13 Monologue: Serendipity - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week was from David about my frustrations over iTunes with my newer podcast and Charles in response to my quick review of The Net Delusion, in response to which I still urge interested listeners to check out Cory Doctorow's much more in-depth critic. The hacker word of the week this week is flippy. The feature this week is a monologue examining the value of serendipity, in response to a request from my good fr...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,159
[audio]TCLP 2010-02-17 Copyright, Copywrong - cmdln@thecommandline.net
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week, due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is audio I recorded from a panel I moderated this past weekend at Farpoint. Farpoint was the first convention where I was invited as a participant, four years ago. The panel audio is from the Copyright, Copywrong discussion panel I moderated.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 426
[audio]TCLP 2010-02-24 Interview: Nina Paley - cmdln@thecommandline.net
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with cartoonist and animator, Nina Paley, creator of "Sita Sings the Blues". I've spoken and written about Nina's story before, the troubles clearing her use of Annette Hanshaw's torch songs that led her to work with Karl Fogel at QuestionCopyright.org...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 487
[audio]TCLP 2012-12-17 A Function of Time - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A final reminder that you are invited, as am I, to join the Hacker Public Radio online new year's celebration. The hacker word of the week this week is freeze. The feature this week is a reflection on how I am trying to view a major milestone, that turning forty isn't about a particular time in my life but the overall functioning of my life for which time is just an input...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,454
[audio]TCLP 2011-08-14 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Craig for another donation, a particularly generous one this time. Also a heads up on some upcoming travel, to Transfabric in Budapest and Ohio Linux Fest. This week's security alerts are child finds a flaw in mobile games and a clear illustration of why the common wisdom about secure passwords may be bad advice...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,499
[audio]TCLP 2013-06-03 Interview: Bruce Schneier on Technology and Power - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Bruce Schneier. The catalyst for this conversation is a post on his blog that frames out some of the themes he has been considering for his next book. Among other things, we refer to Rebecca Mackinnon's book and Kevin Kelly's most recent book in the course of the conversation...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 3,759
[audio]TCLP 2012-07-10 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I mention two events of note, HOPE Number 9 which is at the end of this week and Ohio Linux Fest going on in a few months, in September. This week's security alerts are the end of Flash support on Linux and John the Ripper now able to crack applications and networks in addition to OSes and better able to use your GPU to do so faster...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,261
[audio]TCLP 2012-01-22 Monologue: How This Hacker Sees The World - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Please check out Flattr if you haven't already and send me an email if you'd like a voucher for a few euro or dollars if you are a new user. The hacker word of the week this week is fool. The feature this week is a monologue that attempts to bring to the surface some of the assumptions that inform my world view as a self identified hacker for examination and hopefully discussion...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,789
[audio]TCLP 2011-05-04 Job and Career Changes with Chris Miller - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The feature this week is a conversation I had with Chris Miller about our respective recent job and career changes. Chris has appeared on this podcast once or twice before. He also is part of The Secret Lair and From Python Import Podcast. You cand find more about him at his main site. Our conversation followed some of the same threads that I discussed previously in my nowhere to go rant and my recent Inner Chapter on personal growt...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,625
[audio]TCLP 2011-05-15 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are OpenID warns of remote bug and urges upgrades and security problems presented by WebGL and official thoughts from the standard's maintainers. In this week's news, high bandwidth buddies, Microsoft will buy Skype and some analysis of what that might mean, project to model the human brain seeks funding for next phase, and a glove that emulates musical instruments...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,071
[audio]TCLP 2011-08-03 Monologue: AI in Fiction - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a monologue examining the treatment of artificial intelligence in science fiction. View the detailed show notes online.
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,627
[audio]TCLP 2010-11-14 News - Thomas Gideon
This is news cast 229, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Wild Biker and a heads up that the DC CopyNight gathering for the month is coming in just a bit over a week. This week's security alerts are Firesheep developer explains how mitigation tools are far from foolproof and a text based CAPTCHA using logic questions that though promising provably needs hardening. In this week's news Facebook co-founder builds social network for causes, the hacking potential of Mi...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,821
[audio]TCLP 2012-06-04 Balticon 46: Social Media's Affect on Politics - Thomas Gideon
This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There will be no podcasts after this one for two weeks as I will be abroad. If you miss me terribly, please do check out the current and upcoming interview series on the Living Proof brewcast. We managed to sit down with frequent guest here, Randy Chertkow, and catch up in much the way he and I have at Dragon*Cons past Due to the length of the feature, there is no new hacker word of the week this week...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,767
[audio]TCLP 2011-01-30 News - Thomas Gideon
This is news cast 233, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, apologies to Sean or anyone else who took offense at my uncritical reading of the Jargon File entry on fisking. Sean filled in more of the story while I was ignorant that the story even existed. He also offers up one of the articles to which the entry refers. I will endeavor to do better, to not share an entry that refers to a specific person or event without more careful reading and consideration...
Keywords: podcast; news
Downloads: 1,839
[audio]TCLP 2013-05-06 News - Thomas Gideon
This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I note that Balticon is coming up again soon and discuss a project in which I've been invited to participate. This week's security alerts are Twitter now has two factor authentication and understanding the empirical evidence around security and programming best practices. In this week's news, an AI that solves Super Mario, an opinion about ending standardization of HTML, neuro-mimetic processors finally give traditional s...
Keywords: podcast; feature
Downloads: 1,730
[audio]June Travelogue, Part 1 - Thomas Gideon
I am on a long stay in London with a three day side trip to Paris. This is the first of hopefully at least a few recordings for this trip since it is my first time to London. This part includes my first impressions of the city and a bit about some of the non-work activities I've already undertaken.
Keywords: travel; podcast; London; Paris
Downloads: 5
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